The Heart of Nonviolent Communication
The Heart of Nonviolent Communication

The Heart of Nonviolent Communication

25 Keys to Shift From Separation to Connection


Nonviolent Communication Guides


400 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: April 2023

ISBN 9781934336427

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: April 2023


Do you want to express yourself honestly and compassionately? Learn to live in choice rather than submit or rebel? This book explores 25 key distinctions that reveal the consciousness embedded in Nonviolent Communication. Drawing on brain science with awareness of systemic conditioning, each chapter presents examples from around the world alongside practices that will move you toward the spirit of true connection.

Author Biography

Stephanie Bachmann Mattei is a certified trainer and assessor with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an affiliated teacher with the Right Use of Power Institute, and a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of California, San Diego. She holds a research degree in philosophy from the Universita’ Degli Studi di Firenze, Italy. She wrote her dissertation on the sixfold system of Indian philosophy while living in ashram under Swami Yogamudrananda Saraswati. Kristin K. Collier has published poems, articles, and essays online and in magazines such as The Sun. Kristin’s 2016 memoir, Housewife: Home- Remaking in a Transgender Marriage, won several awards, including a prestigious Nautilus Book Award. She and her parenting partner, Seda Collier, have been featured on NPR’s Snap Judgment. Kristin has been developing and sharing her practice of Nonviolent Communication since 2004, with a special interest in parenting. She is a teacher and administrator for social groups that serve neurodiverse children and youth, including young people on the autism spectrum. In these roles, she teaches about relationships and sexuality, and integrates the skills and spirit of Nonviolent Communication into every curriculum. Kristin continues to learn about courage and adventure from her now-adult sons and enjoys canoeing, backpacking, and dancing the Lindy Hop. Her work, focusing on joy, can be found at